After a little encouragement from other players I've finally decided to "move" my story from another thread to this one. Moves in quotes simply because I'm not moving anything, just copying the posts and posting them here. It didn't really start out as a "story" per say but I quickly found that I enjoyed sharing my play as a story and then found I enjoyed specifically creating scenes for that story. You can really see things evolve from the first post to the latest post, so hang in through the rough and while you might not find a diamond, you'll hopefully at least find a nice heart shaped amethyst
edit: I've been sent several messages asking the same few questions:
Q: Do I use a poser.
A: I do not. I do, on very rare occasion, use NRAAS animation player, but usually I just have the sim perform a task that would illicit a particular movement and then just use moveobjects to position my sims. I have nothing against posers at all, I just like the challenge.
Q: Do I edit my screen caps
A.: Yes. Not all, not even most, but I do edit some. Typical edits involve adjusting lighting, removal of visual cues like increases in a social group (which still show with hideheadlineeffects) fixing eyelashes, and combining elements from multiple pictures into one - for instance if I take one screen shot with 5 sims and sims A, B and C look fine but D and E are engaging in some sort of goofy idle (like the martial arts pose, or flexing their muscles) and then in the next shot D and E sims are great but A is now doing a goofy idle. I'll simply combine the elements of the photo that look like I want them to.
Q: Holy cannoli you write a LOT
A: That's not really a question, but yes, I do. This is a story, and I'm wordy
Q: Holy cannoli you write well
A: Also not a question, but thank you
I am finding room for improvement every day
So it begins:
Today we had the grand opening of Sparkling Sands Casino Resort where Karlie and Rajan celebrated by christening the wedding arch. First, A few random wedding photos, then I'll post some of the resort photos in a separate post
If you'd like an introduction to the members of my story, you can find it here : https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/16984209#Comment_16984209
So simple, so beautiful
Oh Niella, you're such a clown.
The wedding party:
Connor Antoniou, Rajan Patel, Karlie Patel, Niella Antoniou
Over the threshold, into the luxury suite for the night and off to Egypt tomorrow!
To see the casino remodel pics you can find them linked here:https://forums.thesims.com/en_US/discussion/comment/16994496#Comment_16994496